Neuromuscular dentistry deals with the collaborative relationships between the muscles, jaw bone, tendons, teeth, jaw joints, and gums. When there is a functional problem in any of these body parts, a condition called temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD/TMJ) is created.
The primary goal of neuromuscular dentistry is to correct these dysfunctions to achieve a proper, comfortable bite position. Essentially, Dr. Bass studies the position of the teeth and jaws when the mouth is open and closed, and applies state-of-the-art treatments to help patients reach the ideal jaw position. Call 405-848-7780 to schedule a consultation at our Oklahoma City office.
How Do I Know If Neuromuscular Dentistry Is Necessary?
- Jaw popping
- Jaw pain
- Numbness and tingling
- Ringing in the ears
How to go about Choosing a TMJ Dentist.
Custom TMD/TMJ Treatment
Only specially-trained neuromuscular dentists can evaluate and treat TMD/TMJ. Once an evaluation and high-tech diagnosis is performed, Dr. Bass will develop a custom plan to realign and retrain the jaw muscles and joints. Orthotic devices like the Pure Power Mouthguard can be very effective in repositioning a bad bite. In cases that do not respond to other treatment options, Dr. Bass can perform a full mouth restoration to help you get a balanced, healthy bite for the long term.
Restoring a balanced bite may even help alleviate a variety of dental problems, such as frequent cavities or tooth loss. Our TMD Team can answer all of your questions about neuromuscular dentistry.
Find out if you are a Candidate For Neuromuscular Dentistry.
For more about neuromuscular dentistry and prospective TMD treatments, please contact Terry Bass, D.D.S. online or call 405-848-7780 to schedule your personalized neuromuscular dentistry consultation at our Oklahoma City office.